Fashion The Unexpected Accessory Gigi Hadid Is Bringing Back Your grandma would approve. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 2, 2019 @ 04:45PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: SplashNews.com Gigi Hadid has convinced us to test out a variety of trends simply by stepping outside and walking around. She helped pioneer chunky dad sneakers, showed us the right way to do double denim, and proved bright pink outfits can still look completely elevated. And now, much in the way she embraced tiny sunglasses, the top model is going hard on another eyewear look: sunglass chains aka eyewear retainers. Sure, it's a throwback, and definitely something our grandmothers would approve of, but somehow Gigi's take seems fresh and cool. Perhaps it's the fact that Gigi's go-to option is a string of pearls, which has the same effect as a necklace, adding something extra to more casual outfits. Or maybe it's that she doesn't pair this chain with just any old look — sometimes, she'll layer it with other accessories, making us believe that, in this case, more is more. She once even wore the chain with a structured, business-y blazer, making the addition feel fancy, rather than kitschy. No matter how it's styled, Gigi's chain is cute and practical — it's a great way to keep her Gigi Hadid x Vogue Eyewear safe and secure, and minimize the risk of her glasses getting scratched. We can't wait to try this look ourselves (gah, she's influenced our shopping list again!) especially during the summer months. PapCulture / BACKGRID Gigi's pearl sunglass chain is a great way to make casual outfits more interesting. Getty Images The unexpected accessory also goes well with businesswear. TheStewartofNY/Getty Images Gigi's trick: layer your sunglass chain with a bunch of similar-style necklaces for a standout look.